The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina”, the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.
Today we will visit the outstanding estate of Badia of Passignano, and Antinori Chianti Classico.
The Badia di Passignano (The Abbey of Passignano), located in the Chianti Classico region, is an ancient monastery dating back to 395, when it was established by the archbishop of Florence.
Even today it is still inhabited by monks of the Vallombrosian Order, who remain the guardians of their cultural and historical treasures. At Badia you will visit to the vineyards with an introduction to winegrowing and production; the historical Abbey cellars, followed by lunch or dinner at Osteria di Passignano restaurant with a menu accompanied by the classic Antinori signature wines: Cervaro della Sala, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Badia a Passignano, Tignanello, Brunello di Montalcino and Barolo Bussia, preceded by extra-virgin olive oil tasting.
The tour At Antinori Chianti Classico moves from the outside to the inside of the winery, permitting to see the great spiral staircase, the vineyard covering the winery roof and the vinification and aging areas. At the end of the tour a tasting of some of our typical labels from the Tuscany and Umbria Estates: Conte della Vipera Umbria I.G.T (Castello della Sala estate), Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G. (La Braccesca estate) and Villa Antinori Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva (Antinori Chianti Classico winery).
At the end, continue to Montalcino, where you will stay for 3 nights.
Meals : Breakfast